Monday, December 14, 2009

2009 New Years Resolutions Revisited

I know it has been AGES since I have written in here, and I'm ready to start back at it. I am going to change how I do things though. I used to get so caught up reading what everyone else wrote that it would take so much time out of my day. So I apologize in advance, but I'm going to be a bad "blogger" and probably not read much of what anyone else writes... but in doing so, I WILL have time to write entries, even if they are short. Plus, the original "resolution" was to write entries, not keep up with lots of random people (once again sorry guys!).

2009 is coming to an end and its time to evaluate my 2009 resolutions.

Number One-Blog/Journal at least once a week---Partially accomplished. This resolution seemed to go well for a while, until I got too caught up in it and what everyone else was writing. So I have faith to start again, and continue writing, but more for me and my experiences than anything else. I have to say that on average, I wrote just over 2 posts a week for the entire year ;-).

Number Two-Brush my teeth well. ---Accomplished! I have to say that I do brush my teeth well AT LEAST twice daily. And now that I have an electric toothbrush (got it for free, yay) that it helps even more :).

Number Three-Exercise at least 3 times a week. ---NOT accomplished :(. Well I did lose about 10 pounds, but I haven't been exercising. So this resolution went NO WHERE. I think that I'm going to start counting calories this January and see where that takes me. I don't think that it will be something I do for a full year, but a few months will really let me know where I am, and how much one, or five cookies sets me back a day. This way I can portion what I eat better and know when I am going overboard and when I'm not. I am also thinking about seeing if Phil wants to do the couch to 5k program with me starting in January and that way I have someone else to push me along. I have yet to discuss it with him.

Number Four-PORTION SIZES! --ACCOMPLISHED!! We do eat much much better than we used to and we are also now vegetarians (yay!). Now if only I didn't love cheese, I could be on my way to veganism. But, I don't see that happening anytime soon. And quite frankly, I'm not sure I would be happy with the choice. I can't believe how well we have done at this. Using e-mealz has helped, as well as just not being as hungry anymore. (Probably has to do with FINALLY not nursing any longer--Char self-weaned a few months ago).

Now its time to think about resolutions for the following year...which will be a different post.

I am very happy with what I have accomplished so far this year (except for the not exercising thing). And I have also accomplished much more than just these four resolutions, which I will update on in another post.

See ya soon :-D


  1. I was looking back through some old posts last week and came across my resolutions for 2009. I was pleased to read that I didn't give myself any. So, I never failed! Terrible way of looking at things, but I just had too much going on to force myself into feeling bad about not sticking to something.
    Glad you were able to make several positive changes in your life!